In 2017, Rochelle Goldberg completed a series of unique works to be debuted by SculptureCenter at Frieze New York. New Worrrld Dealers comprises twenty identical plastic casts of a ceramic mask that were individually “painted” with desert dirt, coal slag, oyster shell dust, and shellac, reflecting the artist’s practice of contemplating encounters between multiple materials. Originally a series of twenty unique works, a very limited number remain available to add to your collection.
Rochelle Goldberg’s sculptures often combine ephemeral, organic elements, like crude oil and chia seeds, with synthetic materials such as ceramic, steel, or plastic. Molting and shape shifting, her work challenges the fixity of the art object. SculptureCenter presented the artist’s first solo institutional exhibition, The Plastic Thirsty, in 2016. The exhibition filled SculptureCenter’s cavernous lower level galleries with human-scaled sculptures in ceramic and steel that were evocative of hybrid fish forms and other motifs. The accompanying exhibition catalog can be downloaded for free at this link.
Since her SculptureCenter exhibition, Goldberg has continued to create work that explores boundaries between entities, participating in many praised solo and group exhibitions. In the fall, she was included in the group exhibitions Good Moves at The Power Station, Dallas and Enquête Arcane at DOC, Paris. Last spring, Waves and Waves, a two-person exhibition with Rebecca Brewer opened at Oakville Galleries in Ontario, followed by a solo exhibition, gatekeepers, at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Among other group shows in 2019, her work was selected for the first Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center and in 2018, she was the winner of the Battaglia Foundry Sculpture Prize #03.